Events


  • Escape Room at Cromwell's House

    Every Saturday and Sunday at 11.00 am, 12.30 pm, 2.00 pm and 3.30 pm.  We can also accommodate weekdays and hours outside those stated.  Please contact us to discuss further.

    Gather friends, family or colleagues together and see how well you work together in this fun but challenging activity that will be a talking point for weeks to come. This is the perfect activity to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary or just an excuse for a memorable activity.

    A group of Royalist supporters have been captured by a detachment of Cromwell's troop and are being held temporarily under armed guard in the Tithe Room of Cromwell's former house. However, one of the guards is a Royalist sympathiser himself and has hidden a set of clues in the room along with a key. 

    The group's mission is to locate the clues, solve puzzles and ultimately find the golden key which will allow them to make good their escape. You have 60 minutes to complete the mission and escape otherwise the guards will return.

    Popular in various countries across the world, Escape Rooms have become the "must do" activity and is one of the latest trends to hit the UK. Oliver Cromwell’s House is very excited to be able to bring this bespoke Escape Room challenge to Ely.

    Sessions are priced at £80 and are ideally suited for between 4 and 8 people. To find out more then please click on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

    The activity also lends itself to the corporate market, work parties or even young people's parties (aged 13 to 16).  To discuss your requirements, please call tic@eastcambs.gov.uk or call us on 01353 662062.

     

     

     

     

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  • Eerie Ely Guided Ghost Walks

    7th September until 30th November 2017 - Every Thursday at 7pm!

     

    Ely - by day, a tranquil pocket City in the heart of East Anglia. A beautiful riverside and a bustling centre. But by night, the City is a different place.

     

    Join The Night Watchman as he takes you on a tour of Ely by Twilight, exploring the hidden horrors, terrifying tales and things that go bump in the dark.

     

    Tours leave promptly at 7pm from Oliver Cromwell's House and tickets MUST be pre-booked.

     

    Dates don't fit? Looking for a unique Birthday or Anniversary Celebration? A corporate event with a difference or a family gathering like no other? Please feel free to contact us to organise a private group tour - Minimum 8 people and a Maximum of 25. 

     

  • Haunted Tales A House After Dark

    The last Wednesday of every month at 7pm

     

    Oliver Cromwell’s House comes back to (after) life! When the sun has set and the lights are dimmed, follow our guide through this atmospheric house and hear the haunted tales that have been collected over many years from former inhabitants, visitors and staff.

     

    Suitable for Children over the age of 10 years.

     

    Dates don't fit? Looking for a unique Birthday or Anniversary Celebration? A corporate event with a difference or a family gathering like no other? Please feel free to contact us to organise a private group tour - Minimum 8 people and a Maximum of 25. 

  • The 6th Prickwillow Ploughing Festival

    7th and 8th October 2017

     

    Not Just Ploughing but a fabulous fun weekend for all the family including the following; Heavy horses; Vintage/classic tractor ploughing; Working displays, stationary engines and vehicles, Arts & crafts and  trade stands, Bygones/rides

    Live music, family entertainment and activities along with a real ale bar & catering

    Admission on gate £7.50 per day; 2 day festival pass £12.00

    Accompanied children under 16 Free

    Advance purchase 2 day pass for just £10 until September 10th!

     

    Website - www.prickwillowmuseum.com

  • City of Ely Ghost Tours

    27th. 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st October 2017

     

    What fearful frights await those in Ely after dark? Join us on a guided tour of one of England’s spookiest cities. Discover the ghostly tales of scandal, death and horror on Ely’s medieval streets.

    You’ll see some of the most haunted buildings in what is claimed to be one of England’s spookiest cities whilst hearing about the ghosts that reside within our medieval City.

    Ghost tours with ghostly sightings guaranteed!

     

    Dates don't fit? Looking for a unique Birthday or Anniversary Celebration? A corporate event with a difference or a family gathering like no other? Please feel free to contact us to organise a private group tour - Minimum 8 people and a Maximum of 25. 

  • Japanese Creative Workshop at Dojima Sake Brewery, Fordham

    This is a unique chance to learn about some of the ancient crafts of Japan direct from Japanese craftspeople who have been practising these fascinating techniques over the centuries.   Your day will begin with a talk on “Gikakushi” in which paper takes on the appearance of leather. After this, you will hear from a Toji, a master brewer on the art of “Sake” and then a talk on “Rice Making and Interaction”. After a feast for the mind, it’s time for a feast for the stomach with a Japanese and English buffet.

    All of this will take place in the beautiful Fordham Abbey, home to the first Sake Brewery in the UK which officially opens Summer 2018.  The speakers are from Mie Prefecture, in the Kansai region next to Osaka.

    In the city of Ise in Mie Prefecture there is one of Japan’s holiest sites: the Ise Grand Shrine, a Shinto complex inside Ise-Shima National Park. Their village is Tamakincho and the area is renowned for the traditional art of Gikakhushi, a special rice original to the area and suitable for making Sake.

     

     The event is free and will run from 10.30 am until 1.30 pm